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Fay Weldon (1931-2023) II, “Darcy’s Utopia” and “Life Force,” 1992

Fay Weldon (1931-2023) who died on January 4th, 2023 at the age of 91, published 31 novels during her lifetime, including The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, one of four novels which later became films. She was also a playwright, short story writer, television writer and non-fiction author. Richard A. Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky interviewed her twice in the KPFA studios. This second interview was recorded on January 21, 1992 while she was on tour for two novels, Darcy’s Utopia and Life Force

Fay Weldon’s career continued for the next thirty years after the interview with several novels, including a sequel to She-Devil, more plays, more short stories and several works of non-fiction. Her book about therapists, Affliction, was published in January, 1993 and is not currently in print.

This interview was digitized, remastered, and edited in June, 2023 by Richard Wolinsky. The is the first time the entire interview has seen the light of day.

First Fay Weldon interview, recorded March 1990 while she was on tour for The Cloning of Joanna May.